Avatar Records, best known for its hit soundtrack
to the HBO Television series, OZ, is gearing up to release N.V.A.
Straight From The Crates, Vol. I on January 28, 2003.
The N.V.A. is a compilation that highlights underground
lyrical heavyweights, including Pharcyde f/ Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples, Mos
Def, Ras Kass and Blackmoon among others. The talents of todays top beatmasters,
like DJ Babu, Da Beatminerz, Ayatollah, Joey Chavez, and DJ Khalil are also
showcased on the album.
Employing a unique retail strategy, the singles
from the N.V.A. will be distributed on vinyl format only upon their releases.
Created and geared specifically for the underground, the first three singles
Hard Times by Pharcyde f/ Jurassic 5 (Top 5 at College radio),
The Way by Blackmoon (#1 at college radio) and Workin It Out
by MOs Def (sure to be #1 at college radio) are already buzzing on both
radio and on the streets. Here is the tracklisting:
The track listing is as follows:
1.Speakin The Truth Rakaa and Babu of Dilated Peoples
2.Workin It Out Mos Def
3.The Way Blackmoon
4. Do You Know Saigon
5.Clas ical Hit Phil da Agony f/ Planet Asia
6.Whirlwind Joey Zozza f/ Proof and Kon Artist of D12
7.Girl In The Picture Jon Notty f/ Joni Mitchell
8.Hard Times The Pharcyde f/ Charli 2na and Akil of Jurassic
9.Verbal Murder Ras Kass
10.The Nexus Grouch and Eligh f/ Mystic
11.Ya Get, Ya Get– Korsican Brothers